Thomas Bewick (Biographical details)

Thomas Bewick (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1753 - 1828)

Also known as

Bewick, Thomas; T Bewick & Son

Biography

Wood engraver; apprenticed to Newcastle engraver Ralph Beilby, 1767-1774, and worked in partnership with him between 1777-1797; in partnership with his son Robert Elliott Bewick (q.v.) from 1812. His daughter Isabella presented a large collection of drawings and proofs to the Museum in 1882; at some point these were numbered and those numbers have been entered on the database as "I.B.xxxx".
Catalogue entries for the prints are based on the work of Nigel Tattersfield, both his published work, see above, and personal communication.

Bibliography

Autobiography, first published in 1862 (ms in the BL)
Letters in the BL (Egerton 3147-8)
Estate sale 5.ii.1884
N. Tattersfield, Thomas Bewick: the Complete Illustrative Work, 2011
N. Tattersfield, Bookplates by Beilby and Bewick, 1998